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  • Civic Liberal Arts

    Earn Credit as You Learn from Professionals

    Thanks to a generous donation from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Eugene Lang College offers Civic Liberal Arts courses that bring community partners, called Visiting Fellows, into Lang classrooms. This program offers you a rare opportunity to learn from distinguished nonfaculty professionals in fields that interest you. In addition, Civic Liberal Arts employs one paid Student Fellow per course, who will take on supervisory tasks while earning credit. Read more about Student Fellows for this fellowship.

    A Mentor in the Liberal Arts

    Civic Liberal Arts courses offer you an opportunity to work directly with a community partner who will serve as your mentor. This experience will help you

    • Make connections between your courses, the community partners’ work, and your own intellectual interests
    • Understand the value and relevance of a liberal arts education for life, work, and citizenship after college

    Eugene Lang College is proud to partner with the institutions in the Civic Liberal Arts program. Past collaborators include El Diario, the George Balanchine Trust, Anthology Film Archives, and Nonesuch Records. See a complete list of past partnerships.